Seaford College houseparent Matthew Pitteway is running the London Marathon this April, and as part of his fundraising efforts, he and his boarding house Walled Garden West sold Valentines roses across the College.
All proceeds from the sale of the flowers will go to Whizz-kidz, a disabled children’s charity that Matthew is raising money for by running the London Marathon. Whizz-kidz helps improve the lives of disabled children by providing customised mobility equipment and advice to children and families.
Taking advance orders from students, parents, and teachers, Walled Garden West took delivery of 160 roses. The flowers arrived uncut and a team of about 10 helped with the preparation of the flowers: cutting, trimming and arranging them.
On the day itself, the boys worked tirelessly delivering the flowers to their recipients all across Seaford, and they also sold all the remaining stock at break and lunchtime.
Overall, the event raised well in excess of £150 for Whizz-kidz. Matthew will be continuing his fundraising efforts not only by running in the London Marathon, but by participating in the Wokingham Half Marathon, the Richmond Half Marathon, and the Brighton Marathon. All money he raises will go to Whizz-kidz, and to sponsor Matthew please CLICK HERE.